Pop superstar Rihanna has surpassed The Beatles as the artist to rule the US singles chart for the second longest.
The song ‘Work’ has has spent nine weeks on top of the Billboard singles chart for the seven days through Friday. ‘Work’ is the first track from the album tagged ‘Anti’ which featured Drake.
Information from Billboard magazine, which has published the weekly chart since 1958, confirmed on Wednesday April 20 that Rihanna has totaled 60 weeks at the top spot. Just one more than The Beatles.
The Barbados-born singer is trailing Mariah Carey who is currently at No. 1 holding on to a record of 79 weeks.
Mimi’s evergreen hits included “My Sweet Day,”. The track was released in 1995. She collaborated with Boyz II Men for this ballad inspired by the AIDS epidemic.
Records confirm the track spent a record 16 weeks on the top of the chart.
On the latest album chart, folk rockers The Lumineers opened at number one with “Cleopatra,” which also topped the list in Britain.
It is the second album by the Denver-based band, who broke through with the 2012 song “Ho Hey,” which was widely used on television programs and advertisements.